Howard Johnson Phoenix Airport / Downtown Area

4120 East Van Buren StreetPhoenix85008USA
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About Howard Johnson Phoenix Airport / Downtown Area

Located about three miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Phoenix Zoo, Howard Johnson Phoenix Airport/Downtown Area offers affordable hotel accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout and free truck parking.

Colorful air-conditioned rooms boast an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, flat-screen cable television, ironing facilities, coffee-maker, microwave, fridge, balcony and a safe. Spacious suites add sofa-beds. Accessible rooms are available.

Amenities include a business center, meeting space, 24-hour reception, outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. There’s also limited room service, dry cleaning and a free 24-hour shuttle to and from the airport. Pets are allowed and kids can stay free.

A free continental breakfast buffet is included. Eateries within ten minutes’ walk include Chinese restaurants and diners.

Howard Johnson Phoenix Airport/Downtown Area is about ten minutes’ drive from Arizona Mills mall and downtown Phoenix for the Arizona State Capitol and Chase Field – home of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team.


4120 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85008, USA
Telephone: +1(602)2755746 | Fax: +1(602)2759488 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Supermarket
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Praise for customer service

Reviewers often spoke highly of the customer service, describing personnel as pleasant, helpful and accommodating. Many guests also experienced a swift check-in. However, a few guests criticized complaint-handling procedures.

Handy location for downtown and the airport

Unsurprisingly, air passengers in particular welcomed this hotel's proximity to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, about three miles away. There was also a handy free 24-hour airport shuttle service. Non-motorists liked that they were walking distance from the nearest light rail station for trains around central Phoenix and the Sky Train station for an alternative method of reaching the airport terminal. Another bonus was the proximity of several eateries. Motorists appreciated the straightforward access to area attractions, sports venues, downtown Phoenix, shopping malls, golf courses and entertainment districts.

Clean, comfy and competitively-priced rooms

Guests liked the well-equipped rooms, often saying they weren't fancy but were bright and colorful and more than satisfactorily spacious, clean and comfortable for the needs of most budget-conscious travelers. Freebies like parking and the continental breakfast buffet were a bonus, although some diners criticized the lack of variety on the menu in the mornings. The usually affordable room rates prompted plenty of reviewers to say their stays represented decent value for money.

Negative Reviews

Occasional cleanliness grumbles

Cleanliness standards came in for criticism from some quarters. There were occasional claims of insufficiently cleaned bathrooms, build-ups of dust and hair, stained bedding and sporadic visits by housekeeping.

Maintenance issues reported

Although many guests said their modernized rooms were well-maintained and in a good state of repair, critics claimed there were maintenance issues in some rooms. These included outdated decor and worn carpets.

Unpleasant smells detected

According to some reviewers, there were occasionally unpleasant smells detectable in parts of the building. These included musty or damp smells.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1614 reviews across the web
5.4 /10
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5.4 out of 10 based on 1614 reviews